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  1. A Quote

    All schools, all colleges, have two great functions: to confer, and to conceal, valuable knowledge. The theological knowledge which they conceal cannot justly be regarded as less valuable than that which they reveal. That is, when a man is buying a basket of strawberries it can profit him to know that the bottom half of it is rotten." Mark Twain
  2. Unity

    if there is one thing that our world and society is at the present moment, it is not rational. The Gregorian calender is so deeply engrained in our society and our subconscious that even the idea seems proposterous to anyone who cannot approach the idea with an open mind and choose for themselves to examine the research that has already been undertaken. It may even evoke fear to contemplate changing an aspect of our lives that everyone takes for granted yet few really understand the profound effect it has on society. Just because our parents followed a calendar that was crooked and we choose to follow the same calendar, isn't it still crooked? 13 Months of 28 days, 1 month equals 4 weeks of 7 days. It is completely logical. The remedies which mean the most work and upheaval are often the ones that will have the most positive and far reaching effect. "I am in favor of a standardized calendar for the whole world, just as I am in favor of a universal coinage for all countries, and a supplementary artificial language (like Esperanto, for example) for all peoples. I am always ready to endorse any honest movement which will help unify the peoples of the world." -Mahatma Gandhi, Journal of Calendar Reform, 1931 Nuff said.
  3. Paganism

    Where on earth did you hear that?!
  4. Could it not be that the Quran is describing the resurrection? Christianity states that Christ rose again after being crucified. I seem to remember stories saying that yogic masters can slow down their metabolism, heart-rate and breathing to such an extent that they appear dead. (this would have perhaps also been the only way for Jesus to prevent himself bleeding to death from his wounds or suffocating. Doesn't crucifiction work through gradual suffocation because the bodys' weight is suspended from the arms and prevents the diaphram from working correctly?) Perhaps pretending to die on the cross was the only way Jesus could hope to end his persecution from the Romans etc. In which case, both books are correct. Just a thought...... (what do passages from the Quran mean when they have square brackets [around them]?)
  5. Unity

    Knowledge is ever-growing, i realise that. Perhaps in our haste to do something positive tangible to help the situation on our planet we are ourselves becoming confused, but at least we are trying. If you have a better idea for uniting the world then i'm open to suggestion, although if we don't do something fairly quickly then it won't matter because there will be no planet left to save. I may not be the best voice for PAN as i am more artistic right-brained than analytical left-brained so my intentions are purely to spread this idea and to make people aware of this idea of changing the calender. Nobody else knows i am doing this, but until now, nobody else has tried. If the intention is pure then the outcome can only be positive. We do not condemn members of other faiths just because their knowledge to us may seem a little irrelevant or maybe slightly inaccurate, indeed, we ARE members of other faiths, of all faiths. We welcome people who can straighten out any fact we may have gotten wrong, we do not claim that our ideas are the be-all and end-all of human knowledge and we certainly do not disregard the knowledge of other groups because there might a few inconsistencies in that knowledge. Even if i do look foolish to you, it is merely your judgement, it matters not to me, hopefully these ideas will have sparked some interest in other people who will look into their origins for themselves. "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss "The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos." Stephen Jay Gould (1941 - 2002) Peace TT
  6. Pax Cultura

    "Where there is Peace, there is Culture, Where there is Culture, there is Peace" -Nicholas Roerich The Roerich Pact and Banner of Peace was designed by Russian artist and humanitarian, Nicholas Roerich (1874 - 1947) as a response to the destruction of the first world war and the Russian Revolution. It is an international treaty signed by India, the Baltic states, and 22 nations of the Americas including the United States. The Roerich Peace Pact established an international agreement allowing any nation to protect its cultural or artistic heritage with a symbolic banner, the Banner of Peace. Signed in 1935, this treaty is international law today. Just as the Red Cross protects hospitals, the Banner of Peace was implemented to protect culture. Written with the assistance of international experts and lawyers, the Banner of Peace was praised by many notable figures during its signing including Albert Einstein, George Bernard Shaw, and H.G. Wells. The Pact states, "educational, artistic, and scientific institutions... shall be protected and respected by the belligerents ... without any discrimination as to the state allegiance of any particular institution or mission... these missions may display a distinctive flag (the Banner of Peace).. which will entitle them to special protection and respect..." Thus any site of cultural activity around the world can fly the Banner of Peace to declare itself neutral, independent of combatant forces, and protected by international treaty. Nicholas Roerich was an artist and travelled extensively through Russia, India, Tibet, and the United States. He hoped by using a symbol that represented all cultures no group would feel excluded from using it. The Banner would have not one but several meanings, as Nicholas Roerich himself wrote: "Let us be united - you will ask in what way? You will agree with me: in the easiest way, to create a common and sincere language. Perhaps in Beauty and in Knowledge." The symbol for the Banner of Peace can be found in many cultures and numerous philosophical systems. It can be found on the coat of arms of the Popes, on Ethiopian and Coptic antiquities, and stone age amulets. It also appears on Tibetan rings, Buddhist banners, the Temple of Heaven in Peking and in the oldest of Indian symbols, the Chintamani, the sign of happiness. Found in all cultures, the Banner of Peace is the perfect symbol to bring all peoples together in peace.
  7. Unity

    looking by, your english is fine, better than many natives in fact. "The Romans borrowed parts of their earliest known calendar from the Greeks. The calendar consisted of 10 months in a year of 304 days. The Romans seem to have ignored the remaining 61 days, which fell in the middle of winter.†(from "Calendars Through the Ages") Our bodies are recycled after our deaths, we are broken down to become food for worms, plants which in turn become food for other animals. I consider this a cycle. Besides, why argue with me disagreeing with people killing each other? Is this something you are a supporter of? You appear to try and discredit me with pointless arguments when my only motive here is to unite humanity. I define Natural Time as something that mirrors the rhythm of nature with a regular measure. Nature is regular, the Gregorian Calender is not. There can be no greater way of honouring God than to restructure the calender to mirror the rhythms of nature. Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. This to me is a deffiniton of the idea of Yin & Yang. The two ideas complement each other. Psalm 82: "I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High." We are part of God, god is everything, everywhere, in everyone. The problem facing humankind is that we have forgotten our connection with God, we still see ourselves as seperate from God. And yes, my God has died for me. Do you disagree with changing the calendar to unite humanity? Why shouldn't we do it? What have we got to lose? Peace TT
  8. The Origin Of The Fish Symbol

    i admit i have read the Da Vinci code but the source of my understanding was not to do with that, i hadn't remembered the connection to the book until you said it. i felt that the Da Vinci code to me was more about the rebirth of humanity than the cloak and dagger mysterious symbols thing. I thought the film was pants. How people can take a book and believe it as the absolute truth is beyond me. :D
  9. ~ Free As A Bird ~

    "This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness." His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  10. Hi all, this thread interests me, i wonder if, because Muslims do not believe that Jesus was crucified that this is the reason Islam objects (maybe not the right word) to Christianity as one of the key tennets is that Christ died for the sins of humankind in order that humans may be forgiven? In short, do Muslims believe Christianity is based on a falacy?
  11. Unity

    Members of Planet Art Network are spread right across the world, the movement is not centralised in one specific country although America has a large number of members due to the path that the emergence of this understanding has taken. If a large portion of society can adopt the calendar it will be fruitless for other parts not to as things such as commerce and economics are synchronised using the calendar. The Gregorian Calendar could not be done way with overnight just as the transition from imperial to metric measures is still happening, some people still work in feet and inches although the vast majority use the metric system. A 13 Moon meaure can be used alongside the Gregorian calendar, calendars are already available for just this but the ultimate goal is to synchronise with the 13 Moon Measure as it would bring us back into harmony with nature. Educational models have been created and work is going on all the time to ensure the transition is as painless and rewarding as possible, with the aim of covering every aspect which could cause problems. The work is still in it's early stages but the process of introducing these ideas to a vast number of people will enable more people to apply their particular skills to helping the transition take place. Note: for "End Time Prophecies" read "End Of Time", the end to the old time, the ways of material gain and financial domination, the beginning of the New Time, The New Age, the age of enlightenment, spiritual growth and rebirth and the dawn of a New Time of planetary peace and cooperation.
  12. Unity

    Thankyou Haqqul_Yaqeen for your welcome. I do have some questions about Islam but i won't ask them in this thread as I've already gone a bit off topic just talking to myself! I'm probably going to start a new thread regarding the ideas of a 13 Moon measure so as to make my prose a little bit more logical and to keep it on track as well as answering possible questions before they are asked. I would also like to illustrate the ideas with some pictures and links which i can't do as yet so i need to boost my post count to recieve those priveliges. You mention atheists and i admit to joining the atheist forum with the aim of introducing these ideas to them also but they're a funny bunch and many seem only to call themselves atheists because of the negative associations made with organised religion. thanks again. TT
  13. The Origin Of The Fish Symbol

    thankyou slashwrist. yes, they do. Silimarities are never coincidental. If i could post pictures or links here i would. i can't.
  14. Unity

    I wrote a reply two days ago but it wasn’t passed by the moderators, it wasn’t disrespectful, maybe it was too long? Must remember to back up my posts. About the fish, further research has given me more understanding of the symbol; used by many cultures before Christ, mostly to represent the divine femine aspect, derived from the Vesica formed from two overlapping circles. Found this out after I first posted, can’t edit my posts yet, will correct it when I can. So maybe there is more than one reason for the symbology, a message passed through time… The calendar currently in use was decreed in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII and is an improvement of the 10 month Julian calendars introduced by the Romans. In the last 60 years humankind has seen more technological advancements that in the whole of recorded history. I would think that given this level of achievement we should be able to come up with a way of measuring the year that is a bit more logical and regular don't you? Turns out that we don't have to, nature has already given us the way. We are not talking about the length of the solar year, we are talking about the cycles of the moon and the length of the months calculated according to it. And no, the months are not the closest equivalent possible; 13 months of 28 days = 364 + 1 Day Out of Time for the celebration of life and the beginning of the new year= 365. It WILL make sense to you eventually, to everybody because that is the way the rebirth of humanity is occuring. People resist the change at first because the Gregorian Calendar is so deeply engrained in our society and people are skeptical that doing something as simple as changing the calendar can have any effect on the larger picture.
  15. Paganism

    Maybe Clive Pearson just wanted an idea of how Muslims would view his decision to be a Pagan. Many of us follow the religion of our parents because as we grew up that religion was the one we experienced first-hand, the one that was, to a greater or lesser extent, with us in our daily lives and therefore the religion we knew most about. Maybe that religion instilled in us a sense of fear that if we didn't follow it we would evoke the wrath of that God upon ourselves. For me, Clives request for comments has given me further insight into the tollerance of Muslims to people who choose to follow something other than Islam. This suggests that Muslims believe that people who don't follow Islam will be judged badly by God, even though As long as a person has lived peacefully, causing no harm and doing good things, what does it matter what form their God takes? True, Pagans, i understand, have a number of deities but this only helps to understand the many-faces of God. This division that some errect between theirs and another persons religion is exactly what causes all the misunderstanding. It's all the same, we are all human. The "even though..." bit is an afterthought added by the author based on their judgement and non-understanding of Pagan traditions. (no offence intended to the author.) "In the matter of religion, people eagerly fasten their eyes on the difference between their own creed and yours; whilst the charm of the study is in finding the agreements and identities in all the religions of humanity." Ralph Waldo Emerson Peace TT